Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Catching Up

Even though most of my pictures you have already seen on other's blogs, I still wanted to add our adventures of the past two weeks.  We drove from St. George up to Brigham City and spent the night with  Bob and Corene.  We had a nice dinner at Maddox and after we drove around Brigham on a little memory tour.  We drove by the home I grew up in, my old 5th ward building, and my grandparents homes, etc.

I was happy to see the Brigham City temple is starting to take shape.  It is a hope of mine that all my children  ( spouses) could be to the open house for this temple.

I have no idea why the above picture is off to the side?  Anyway we were fortunate to be able to be there for Kyle's temple experience.  There are some special moments in life, and this was one of them.  We couldn't be happier for Kyle's choices.

After the temple we drove to Mason through Snoqualmie Pass.  This was the driving conditions.  This is mid-April after all.  Weather continues to be crazy.  Northern Utah continues to have snow also.  They are expecting flooding conditions when all the snow begins to melt.  I saw on the news last night that another  snow storm is headed that way in a few days.  It is crazy.

It was nice to see David, Tiffany and Sean.

The good-looking Richardson family.  After church Becky had family and friends over for a wonderful dinner.

Kyle did a great job speaking in church.  He didn't talk long, but it was very heart-felt with a good message.  This was definitely a pay-day for his grandparents.

We even squeezed in an evening to celebrate Kurt's birthday.  Yes, Shannon's banana cake was very delicious.  Course, she left town and left  the cake for us to get fat on.  (It was worth every bite).

Time to say good-by at the airport.  Are those tears in Beckys eyes?  I think she is trying hard to smile.

The good-looking Kindrick kids.  It was nice to spend the weekend with the Kindricks.  Kristie had Friday and Saturday off so that was nice.  The girls are all decked out in new Easter dresses.  Reminded me of Easter's many years ago with my own girls.  Oh, and Luke has a new tie!

And finally, coloring eggs on Sunday afternoon.

We had a nice two weeks and got a lot of good memories to take back home.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

I am so grateful and thankful for the birth, life and example of our Savior, Jesus Christ. In the words of our hymn, "I stand all amazed at the love Jesus offers me". I tremble so know that for me he was crucified. Oh, it is wonderful, wonderful to me.". I know the Savior lives and loves each of us. I love Him with all my heart, and on this Easter Sunday I feel so much gratitude for the gospel and my testimony.

Friday, April 8, 2011

My obsession with shoes!

This is my collection of shoes:

 Black Rockports - 6+ years old- worn on Sundays, Member LC on Tuesday and Wednesday PM, Temple on Thursday and Home Teaching.

Brown Bostonians - purchased same day as Rockports - what was I thinking!  I have a brown suit that is too small in the waist so these remain buried in the closet most of the time.

Brown Slippers - These replaced a pair of slippers that I had for close to 10 years - these are worn inside night and day and sometimes to Costco, Taco Bell, In 'n Out and Subway.

White Walking shoes - worn outside every day - these match my levis perfectly - all 4 pair of them - My wife gets upset when I wear these to the garden and they get soiled but rinsing with garden hose makes them look like new.

These meet my needs perfectly - I did not pass on any shoe DNA to my progeny!

Your loving father!

Monday, April 4, 2011


As you know, my trip to Morgantown was not quite as planned.  But I got to spend lots of time with Loraya, Isaac and Macey, and I helped out Julia a bit so she could rest.

As you can see from the above picture, Macey likes to use her hands to eat.  Spoons and forks are just a bother.

We did have a dinner stop on the way home from the airport. Chick-fil-A is a favorite stop for the kids.

 Finding things to do to entertain the kids was a little difficult.  We did go to the mall and they played at the kids area.  It was a little young for Isaac and Loraya, but they were glad to get out of the house.  It turned cold there after the first few days so it didn't work to go outside to find a nice park.

Miss Macey had a good time.  We got along just grand, and I really enjoyed her.

When I got home on Tuesday, Shareen, Camille and Anya were here.  We had a few days together before Shareen headed for home on Friday.   Shareen and I went on a hike/walk.  It took us longer to find the trail than it did to do the walk.  We were looking for the wall writings, and finally found them.

Grandpa has been busy planting his garden so the girls wanted to see if anything was coming up.  Camille and Anya are very easy to entertain, especially Anya.  She just wants to stay home and play with Camille.  Shareen took the girls out on a hike and Anya was pretty grumpy about it.  They did like  going swimming and getting frozen custard, however.